Author in the Spotlight – Annabel Abbs The Joyce Girl @AnnabelAbbs @impressbooks1

Portobello Book Blog


I’m very pleased to welcome Annabel Abbs to the blog today. I haven’t had a chance yet to read her debut novel, The Joyce Girl, but am aware it has been very well received by reviewers and have it on the list for a future read. It was published by Impress Books on 16th June 2016 and you can order a copy here: The Joyce Girl

Thanks for joining me Annabel. First of all, would you tell me a little about yourself?

I’m Annabel Abbs – I live in London with my four children, husband and dog. I grew up in Bristol, Wales and Sussex and studied English Lit at UEA. The Joyce Girl is my first novel

What inspired you to start writing?

I stumbled across the story of Lucia Joyce, the daughter of James Joyce, and was so outraged by the way she’d been erased from history, that…

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